Expert wildlife tracker and photographer David Moskowitz is sharing a unique multimedia journey into the tragically threatened world of endangered mountain caribou, their home in the world’s largest last remaining inland temperate rainforest, and the critical human choices that will ultimately decide the fate of this stunning ecosystem.
Author of the new book Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope, Moskowitz and a small team of adventurers have been tracking down these rare creatures and documenting the stunning world they call home. Join him on a discussion on the failure of agencies in the US and Canada to regulate industrial resource extraction effectively, honour the treaty rights of indigenous peoples, and protect the integrity of the natural systems of this region—and what we can do now to help support this critically endangered habitat. He hasn’t found villains, but rather climate change, predators, recreationists, settler colonialism, industrial logging, mineral extraction, and a perfect confluence of factors that have worked against this fragile species and the fragile environment upon which it relies.
Learn about the many challenges facing these beautiful creatures and globally unique ecosystem and the shifting focus of conservation efforts in face of 21st century challenges.
Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope takes place at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, January 19 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is by donation.